Chapel Hill man charged with child sex abuse

From Staff ReportsOctober 23, 2013 

— Police have charged a 48-year-old man with sexually abusing a child over a period of months. Justin E. Gattis, of Mitchell Lane in Chapel Hill, was charged Monday with four counts of first-degree sex offense with a child and one count each of attempted first-degree rape and taking indecent liberties with a child.

The charges involved events that happened over a course of months, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

Gattis was being held in the Durham County jail with bail set at $2.5 million.

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